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  • Yes, I pay attention - and then my own research comes in. After that I decide what is good or bad for me.
  • Sometimes but not always lol
  • No, because when you watch it over a long period of time, you see that the various things that are good for us then bad for us tend to run in cycles, which I strongly suspect are economically based. It is all designed to keep us in a constant state of anxiety and unrest spending money on first this thing and then that thing to make ourselves better. Common sense and moderation in all things can save a lot of money and anxiety.
  • Not usually, because they keep changing their minds!
  • Not too much, coffee is bad, coffee is good, wait, coffee is bad again.. now it's good. Why should I care what they say when they'll change their mind in a few months.
  • An incompetent "expert" can do a lot of harm. I'm thinking of counselors, pyschologists and the like. I've seen very unhappy outcomes when people followed the advice of the expert they hired to make things better. I've also known people with no common sense whatsoever always parrot what the experts say. You have to use your own judgement and not be lulled by the term "expert".
  • No. I don't pay any attention to what "they" say.
  • 1) "so-called (idiomatic) So named; called by such a name, with a very strong connotation that the item is not worthy of that name." Source and further information: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/so-called If I know that they are not worthy of that name, I will pay much less attention to their sayings. 2) "An "expert" (Audio (US) (help·info)) is someone widely recognized as a reliable source of technique or skill whose faculty for judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely is accorded authority and status by their peers or the public in a specific well distinguished domain. An expert, more generally, is a person with extensive knowledge or ability in a particular area of study. Experts are called in for advice on their respective subject, but they do not always agree on the particulars of a field of study. An expert can be, by virtue of training, education, profession, publication or experience, believed to have special knowledge of a subject beyond that of the average person, sufficient that others may officially (and legally) rely upon the individual's opinion." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expert I won't consider a person an expert just because some journalist write this in an article. I must first trust that journalist. But there are certainly some particular experts where I pay attention when they are saying something. 3) I rely mostly on myself to find out what is good or bad for me, but I can also hear the opinions of others.
  • Not since the whole Egg controversy. What a bunch of crap that was!
  • Yes. In the next several years long term study results will finally be coming in. The experts are just now starting to gather and analyze this valuable information that confirms or disproves their advice.
  • I'm reading a book right now called the Gospel of Food. It out lines how we as consumers are always being lead one way or another by so called experts. A quick easy read I recommend it, but I might change my mind.lol
  • My opinion (no pun intended) is that there is so much conflicting data you just don't know who to believe. I'll listen but I'll take very little of it seriously. There have been so may experts with so many studies that the credibility level has all but vanished.
  • Selectively I do....
  • Yes, I do. Like expert film critics. If a film critic report the movie is great, I have too many times found is unentertaining and to "artzy" or "messagey" for my liking...but when a critic rips a movie up and down...I head out to the theater to be one of the first in line at the box office, knowing it will probably be to my liking! There needs to be critics for affected critics.
  • Absolutely...I like reading expert opinion just to see if they're against something I like. I take great pleasure ignoring them...knowing that 6-12 month from their report, the expert opinion will change be just the opposite.
  • If it is new findings/discoveries having to do with nutrition/health I do. Then I check it out and if it is baloney I ignore it. If someone comes out with some study that tells me "violent video games don't harm you" then I don't pay attention because I believe that is bullsh**! So I'm selective. If it is material to my life and is logical/reasonable/sensible, it gets my attention. Anyone can say anything at any time..any group with a stake in the outcome can come up with any study to "prove" what benefits their bottom line which their stockholders always love a lot. I ignore that stuff. :)
  • I listen, but through filters of experience and common sense; these guys change their absolutes, as often as I change my skivies.
  • Some experts we can't do without: surgeons, plumbers, cooks. Others are dispensable: lawyers, financial advisors, pc engineers.
  • HELL NO!
  • Pay attention yes...take it for granted no.
  • Not much....

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